U.S. News & World Report ranks Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital among best in nation for cardiology and heart surgery

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital has been recognized by US News & World Report as the best pediatric hospital in cardiology and cardiac surgery for 2021-22.

The annual ranking, released today, aims to help patients, their families and their doctors make informed decisions about where to get care for challenging health conditions.

“Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital’s innovative work in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery would not be possible without our amazing pediatric health care team,” said Peter Baker, senior vice president and administrator of the Children’s Hospital. “Every doctor and employee of Children’s Health is motivated by their genuine commitment to meeting the health needs of our young patients and their families. This US News recognition is a wonderful public recognition of the work we do here every day.”

Anees Razzouk, MD, chair of the division of cardiothoracic surgery, says the recognition is in line with Loma Linda University Health’s tradition of excellence in cardiac surgery services, particularly pediatric and congenital cardiac surgery, for the past 60 years.

“This honor is a tribute to those teams at the Children’s Hospital: pediatric cardiac anesthesia, pediatric cardiology, pediatric intensive care, pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric radiology, advanced practice nursing, skilled nurses and therapists, and all the other disciplines that come together every day and pay attention every night. spend on the details essential to caring for children with heart disease,” says Razzouk. “We are very proud of those teams and are grateful to the institution for providing the resources and support necessary to maintain a program of this caliber. Today we celebrate this exciting news and look forward to maintaining this ranking and delivering quality heart services to our community.”

For 2021-22, US News ranked the top 50 centers in each of these 10 pediatric specialties: Cancer, Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonary Surgery, and lung surgery and urology. They collected and analyzed data from 118 pediatric hospitals and surveyed thousands of pediatric specialties.

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